Tsaban

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Tsaban
Tsabaśghyl
Tsaba Flag.PNG
Pronunciation[t͡sə.bəʃ.ˈɣɨl]
EthnicityTsaban
Language family
Proto-Alpic
  • Proto-West-Alpic
    • Proto-Tsaban
      • Tsaban
Writing systemSanapata, Kthaic
Official status
Official language inTsaba
CWS codeapc

Tsaban (Tsaban: Tsabaśghyl [t͡sə.bəʃ.ˈɣɨl])is the official language of Tsaba.

Classification

Tsaban is a member of the West Alpic language family. Its closest living relatives are Legim and Shalorjan.

History

Tsaban was first spoken by ethnic Tsabans living on the southwestern coast of Alpa. It has borrowed a lot of vocabulary from Osveraali languages as a result of occupation by the Osveraali Empire in the late 1500s.

Phonemes

Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Labiovelar Glottal
Nasal Stops m n ɲ
Oral Stops p' b t t' d k k' g kʷ kʷ' gʷ
Fricatives s ʃ x ɣ xʷ ɣʷ h
Affricates t͡s
Approximants l j w
Trill r
Front Central Back
Close i y u
Mid e ɛ œ ə o
Open a

Phonotactics

Morphology and syntax

Tsaban has SOV word order. It is strongly head-final.

Vocabulary

Writing and literature

Tsaban primarily uses the Osveraali writing system, sanapata. It can also be, though rarely is, written using Kthaic.